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The BASE Summer Program

Application & Fees

Applications are reviewed for admission and decisions are released on a rolling basis. Due to space limitations, early applications are encouraged. We will evaluate your application on the basis of the overall strength of your academic record, extracurricular experiences, and career goals.

The ideal participant in the BASE Program is a student who will have recently completed his or her sophomore, junior or senior year, or has graduated within the last two years from an undergraduate institution. We also encourage current freshmen who are completing their first year of university with strong academic performance to apply.

If English is not the official language spoken in your country and your native language in not English, you must submit official evidence of English language proficiency (TOEFL or the IELTS examination score).

Admission Timeline for BASE 2018

  • Application: Now closed for 2018
  • First deadline (priority review and notification): March 31, 2018
  • Dorm residents who requested housing move-in : July 1, 2018 after 3pm
  • Instruction begins: July 2, 2018
  • Instruction ends: August 10, 2018
  • Dorm residents move-out: August 10, 2018 before 11am

Program Costs for BASE

The program cost for BASE 2018 is $9,500.

This program fee covers:

  • All tuition costs
  • All course readers
  • Weekly group lunches

Optional Housing


BASE students have the option of residing in a campus dormitory within easy walking distance of the Haas School. Each year, about 20-25 BASE students stay together in the Foothill dorm located only minutes from the Haas School. The housing fee includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on most days. See what meals are included in the 2018 cost of housing here (.pdf). We have intentionally excluded some dinners so that you can try the vibrant Berkeley food scene and to keep the cost lower. But if you are not in the mood to venture out with your BASE classmates, you can still purchase additional meals on your own in the dorm.

2018 price for Double Occupancy is $3,274 per person.
2018 price for Single Occupancy is $4,336 per person.

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